Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
What is an Orthodontist?
An Orthodontist is a dentist who practices a special type of dentistry called Orthodontics. Orthodontic dentistry includes diagnosing and treating dental irregularities that include over bite, under bite, crooked teeth, over-crowded teeth, and sometimes even problems with the jaw. An Orthodontist has a special degree in orthodontics that a regular dentist does not have.
An Orthodontist can be an integral part of your dental health care team at any age. Children benefit from a proactive approach to oral health – because an Orthodontist will be able to predict what problems may occur as the child’s teeth and jaw develop. And we all probably know at least one adult who opted to fix a crooked smile with ‘adult braces’ right?
Friday, February 16th, 2018
What is a Dental Onlay?
A dental onlay is also known as a partial crown, and is a restorative treatment that will address problems with the bite surfaces (cusps) of a tooth. Where a filling would be used to address issues inside the tooth structure only, and a crown would be used to cover all surfaces of an entire tooth, a dental onlay is something in between. A dental onlay will act like a filling for the outside of the tooth, and like a cap or crown, however it is not a full crown, as it is only applied to the bite surface
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
Teeth Whitening has been gaining immense popularity over the last few decades, in fact it’s one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in Canada. With advances in dentistry, and a desire by most of us to improve our looks and smiles, teeth whitening is an affordable procedure that can completely change the way you look!
Friday, February 9th, 2018
What Are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a type of restoration device that bridges the gap between two teeth. The gap may be due to a large diastema (a natural gap between two teeth) or due to a loss of one or more teeth. The dental bridge will act as a bridge between the natural teeth and can sometimes be used to replace a missing tooth by attaching an artificial tooth to the adjacent natural teeth.
Dental bridges can be made from one or more of the following materials:
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Dental caps, or crowns as they are now more commonly referred to, are a way to repair natural teeth that are damaged by cracks and chips, fractures, large older fillings, and other types of severe damage and decay.
Commonly, if a tooth with a large filling has further decay, once the decayed portion is removed, the tooth may no longer be strong enough to support another filling. In this situation, a restoration must be performed. The restoration will involve removing the decay, potentially putting in a new filling, covering the entire tooth with a crown, then attaching the cap or crown to adjacent teeth to support the structure.
Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease that impacts the gums. Gingivitis occurs when plaque and tartar form and build up on the teeth. The bacteria in plaque and tarter can cause the teeth to decay, and the gums to become inflamed and bleed.
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
A dental hygienist is a dental practitioner who is licensed to provide services that prevent and treat diseases of the teeth and gums. A dental hygienist receives specialized training that focuses on issues related to dental health – specifically how to properly clean and care for your teeth and gums.
A dental hygienist does not receive all of the same training that a dentist does, however they are skilled in their own area and often have their own patients who don’t require the care of a dentist, but still require regular cleanings etc.
Friday, January 26th, 2018
A Tooth Friendly Diet!
Dental Hygiene Overview
We all know that following a regular program of dental hygiene at home is one of the best things we can
do to ensure dental health. Regular flossing and brushing (at least twice daily) especially after sugary snacks, drinks and meals, will help prevent tooth decay. As well, having a Dental Hygienist perform a thorough cleaning twice a year will help to keep your teeth healthy.But what else can we do to maintain this good dental health?
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
There are many strong connections between our dental health and our overall health. While dentistry and medicine are two separate entities, we know that the link between the two is very strong. We also know that if we begin practicing good oral health habits when we’re young, we can help prevent cavities, gum disease, and secondary health issues that are tied to dental health.
Friday, January 19th, 2018
While most of us our good about performing our proper dental hygiene routines while we’re awake, some people may not be aware that night time dental health care is just as important.
While we’re awake, we’re aware of the foods and drinks we consume, and we know that sometimes, an extra brushing or flossing is a good idea after a particularly heavy or sugary meal. This will help to remove food particles that can lead to bacteria in our mouths, and in turn, help to prevent plaque and tartar buildup.